Halifax County High School will hold commencement exercises at 9 a.m. Saturday when the graduating class of 2019 will walk across the stage to receive their diplomas.

The commencement exercise will be held in the gymnasium for the potential 357 graduating seniors.

Admission is by ticket only.

Principal Michael Lewis is stressing student participation again this year.

The seniors who are candidates to receive the Associates of Arts and Science Degree will be recognized by Dr. Mark Y. Lineburg, school superintendent, School Board Chairman Joe Gasperini and Vice Chairman Sandra K. Garner-Coleman.

“This occasion highlights the accomplishments of the class of 2019, and we look forward to an outstanding graduation,” said Principal Michael Lewis.

To best ensure safety at graduation, the high school will utilize metal detectors.

To prevent delays in the commencement exercise due to the use of metal detectors, Lewis asks the public to help with the following:

• Arrive early: The main lobby doors will open at 8 a.m.;

• No bags allowed: Everyone will be screened by metal detectors, therefore, no bags will be allowed;  

Prohibited items include but are not limited to purses larger than a clutch bag, briefcases, backpacks, fanny packs, cinch bags, luggage of any kind, computer bags and camera bags; and

• Have cellphones and other electronic devices out as you approach the metal detectors.